Navette-shaped dish, Sèvres porcelain, Service des Officiers for Trianon Chateau, 1845.
White porcelain with central decoration of French King Louis-Philippe’s grand initials in gilt.
Marked: château de Trianon (in red), Sèvres 1845 (in blue).
Incised mould mark.
Height: 6,5 cm (2-1/2 in.) - Length: 29 cm (11-1/2 in.).
In 1830, the Duke of Orleans becomes King of the French after the Three Glorious Revolution that led Charles X to abdicate.
The King had 9 children and he moved with his family in the former royal and imperial residences such as Trianon, Tuileries, Saint-Cloud, or Fontainebleau and its private residences including Neuilly, Eu, Dreux, or Bizy .
Louis-Philippe removed the large service and established four types of Sèvres porcelain patten in which wealth determines the recipient: Offices, Officers, Bals and the Princes. Pieces from these patterns adapted the serving objects from Sèvres during the early 19th century.
The “Service de Officiers” was assigned to the King’s resident officers, doctors, secretaries, chaplains, aides and tutors. It differs from other services by the unique presence of the King’s monogram in gilt.
-Barbe, G., Le service du Roi Louis-Philippe au Château de Fontainebleau, Atelier Graphique de Saint-Jean, Albi, 1989.